Infant Suspected of Having Evil Spirits Thrown in Lake by Indian Family – Report

0

New Delhi (Sputnik): Advised by an occultist that the infant was ill because of evil spirits, a family in Shahranpur in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh threw the child into a lake to get rid of the “bad luck” that they associated with her, reports news agency ANI.

READ MORE: Indian Professor Demands Removal of ‘2-Finger Virginity Test’ From Medical Books

SC Shakya, additional superintendent of police in Shahjahanpur said, “Three people, including father of the child and a tantrik (self-styled godman), have been arrested. The infant was thrown in a lake on the advice of the tantrik, fearing bad luck as she was ill”.

The police have not divulged the names of the persons arrested.

“The tantrik had warned that if the infant stays any longer in the family it may spell disaster for the members”, he added.

READ MORE: Minor Girl Raped and Murdered in India’s West Bengal — Reports

“The police have the infant and have sent her to a hospital to recuperate”, added the police official. 

CC BY 2.0 / Ninian Reid / Evil child

Sputnik News

South Africa Today – World News – Asia and Pacific

Disclaimer: The views of authors published on South Africa Today are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of South Africa Today. By viewing, visiting, using, or interacting with SouthAfricaToday.net, you are agreeing to all the provisions of the Terms of Use Policy and the Privacy Policy.